NEWS AND NOTES
School has started!!!
The 2017-18 school year has started and your Garden Homes Lutheran Vikings have been awesome! We currently have 272 souls enrolled and we are adding more every day. If you are looking to be more involved, have a child you would like to enroll, or know someone looking for a school please don’t hesitate to ask Mr. Adam Harvey or Mr. John Wesenberg for more information.
If you’re looking for a way to help out your child’s school, clip as many box tops as you can. Box Tops for Education is a program that allows schools to turn in these clipped box tops for money. Mrs. Friedrichs has been our point person at collecting all the box tops for our school and has set a goal to purchase Ipads for grades K5 through 2nd, which translates into $1,000. You can donate your box tops to our school office give them directly Mrs. Friedrichs.
As the new school year has started we have had several changes to our Garden Homes staff. Please take time to say hi and encourage these staff members: Mrs. Erika Fletcher in K3, Ms. Andrea Perkins is our K3 Educational Assistant, Ms. Heather Voss in 2nd grade, Ms. Caitlin Knueppel is our 2nd grade Educational Assistant, Mrs. Meghan Mache in 3rd grade, Mr. Evan Woody our 3rd and 4th grade Social Studies and Science teacher, Mrs. Sara Bauer is our 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Carrie Schumacher is our 5th & 6th grade English Language Arts and Science teacher, Mr. Nathan Bauer is our Vice Principal, and Mr. Adam Harvey is the principal.
New Breakfast Routine
This year we are starting a new breakfast routine. When the school doors open, breakfast will be ready for your child at 7:00 a.m. This is 15 minutes earlier than last year, which allows your child to get to the classroom sooner to get prepared for the day. Breakfast runs from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. every day.
Volleyball and Soccer have started already. The boys and girls soccer team had the first game August 30th at Star of Bethlehem and their second game is on September 6th. Our Girls’ volleyball team also plays September 6th at St. Marcus. If your child is still interested in soccer they can still sign up. Go Vikings!!!
Your child’s Gradelink logins and passwords were sent home last week. If your child is in 3rd through 8th grade please log in at https://secure.gradelink.com/Gradelink and check your child’s progress. Grades are updated daily making this the easiest way for our teachers to let you know how your shild is doing. If you have lost or misplaced your login please contact Mr. Adam Harvey or Mr. Nathan Bauer.
This past week our 1st grade walked to our local library off of Atkinson Ave. They had an awesome time meeting Liz the Librarian. Liz stated, “Thank you for bringing your wonderful first grade class last week. Our staff was very impressed by their good behavior, positive attitudes and interest in the library!” Way to go 1st grade!
MPD & Ice Cream
The Milwaukee Police Department came to our school this past Friday. They handed out over 200 cups of ice cream for free to our students and staff. What an awesome way to create a positive image of our school and our local law enforcement.
Important Dates Coming Up
September 23, 2018 – Youth Sunday at Garden Homes Lutheran Church
September 28, 2018 – No School